Red Wings trade and acquire Sadowy
The former Spirit captain was traded by the San Jose Sharks for a third round draft pick in 2017...
By: Jason Marcoux
28th May, 2016
Former Saginaw Spirit captain Dylan Sadowy has been traded from the San Jose Sharks to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for a third round draft pick in the 2017 NHL entry draft.
Sadowy, 20, was initially drafted by San Jose in the third round (81 overall) of the 2014 NHL entry draft. The Sharks failed to sign the 6-foot-1, 195-pound native of Woodbridge, ON and the Red Wings jumped at the chance to acquire his rights.
When rumors started to swirl that Sadowy would not be signed by San Jose and that he might re-enter the draft, the Wings immediately called the Sharks' front office to make a deal.
“We like his competitiveness and his grit,” Detroit asst. GM Ryan Martin told Detroit Free Press.com after Thursday's transaction. “He's one of those heart and soul players; blocks shots, goes to the hard areas, goes to the front of the net, the hard places to score at the NHL level. He can play in all situations, is very versatile, but what stands out the most is his competitiveness and grit.
The Spirit made Sadowy their second pick in the 2012 OHL priority selection draft and enjoyed his leadership until he was traded to the Barrie Colts this year.
Sadowy is coming off back-to-back 40 goal, 70 point seasons and finishes a stellar OHL career with 116 goals, 72 assists, and 188-points.